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Systems and methods for an in situ heat treatment process that utilizes a circulation system to heat one or more treatment areas are described herein. The circulation system may use a heated liquid heat transfer fluid that passes through piping in the formation to transfer heat to the formation. In some embodiments, the piping may be positioned in at least two of the wellbores.

Title
In situ heat treatment process utilizing a closed loop heating system
Application Number
11/975690
Publication Number
7845411 (B2)
Application Date
October 19, 2007
Publication Date
December 7, 2010
Inventor
Scott Vinh Nguyen
Houston
TX, US
Harold J Vinegar
Bellaire
TX, US
Assignee
Shell Oil Company
TX, US
IPC
E21B 43/24
E21B 36/04
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